Weekly Recap: Huge Witcher 3 Sales, Xbox One Mini, Mass Shooting at Pokemon Event Avoided

Here's a roundup of the week's biggest stories and some you might have missed.

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THE BIG STUFF:

Witcher 3 Sells 6 Million Copies: CD Projekt Red's open-world RPG reached another sales milestone this week, hitting 6 million copies sold in six weeks. That's impressive. Read the developer's "thank you" note to fans here.

Potential Mass Shooting Avoided at Pokemon Event, Police Say: Boston Police authorities said this week that the two armed men the nabbed in a gun plot related to the Pokemon World Championships had the potentially to carry out a mass shooting. Get the full story here.

Microsoft Responds to Xbox One Mini Rumors: Xbox boss Phil Spencer has shot down reports of a slimmed-down Xbox One console coming in October. He bluntly said to a fan on Twitter. "Not real." There you have it.

THE OTHER STUFF:

The Xbox One's first MMO, Neverwinter, is getting its biggest-ever expansion soon. The game's Elemental Evil update will debut on September 8. You can watch a gameplay trailer below.

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Indie game The Deer God is coming to Xbox One. It'll be out on September 1, and all Xbox Live Gold members can get it for free as part of Microsoft's Games With Gold program.

Woah. Take a look at this Halo Wars 2 statue. Pretty cool, huh? Halo Wars 2 is in development at Total War studio Creative Assembly and will launch in 2016.

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Can you believe it? The movie Galaxy Quest might be getting its own TV show. That's...unexpected. Entertainment Weekly has the scoop. The show is reportedly being made for Amazon.

Upcoming PlayStation 4 game, Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, is more than a simple port. It's a lot more than that, according to this new technical analysis from Digital Foundry.

How did Star Wars Commander do in its first year? The key takeaways are 20 million players, 500 billion battles, and 5 billion Stormtroopers deployed to battle. The free game is available now on iTunes and Google Play.

Want to feel old? The iconic GoldenEye 007 was released during this week 18 years old. I think we can all agree that it was a great game. Do you have any special memories? Share them in the comments below.

Did you know that insurance company Geico is now sponsoring video game tournaments? They totally are, and actually have been for a little while now. Their latest sponsorship is for the Hearthstone Summer Circuit Tournament Championship, which will be held at PAX Prime this weekend.

A Skyrim mod for Grand Theft Auto V? It's about time! Take a look at the epic video below.

Developers from Avalanche Studios traveled to the Wasteland (kind of) to prepare for the release of their new Mad Max game. It's coming out on September 1; take a look at the video below.

Eurogamer has a great interview with Paradox Interactive president and founder Fredrik Wester. This is a really good read that dives into all aspects of his career. Read it here.

DreamCast sales are on the rise. Wait, what? Yes, they are, in the UK at least. MCV reports that sales are spiking due to all the news about Shenmue 3, and others. Get the full story here.

"It's the game of the year--guaranteed." That's a quote from a Konami marketing executive talking about, you guessed it, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Read the full story here.

The amazing GTA V videos just keep coming. This one, which took eight months of research (and shows it), is a documentary style video movie about the game's diverse wildlife. This is excellent.

Here's the launch trailer for Dragon's Dogma Online, a free-to-play version of Capcom's RPG series. Right now, the game is only confirmed for Japan.

Have an excellent weekend!

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